Writers in Residence: Baird Harper & Augustus Rose

May 14, 2020 5:00PM
Baird Harper

Baird Harper’s fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, Tin HousePrairie SchoonerStoryQuarterlyThe Chicago Tribune, Mid-American ReviewAnother Chicago MagazineCutBankCarve, and Printers Row Journal. His stories have been anthologized in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Best New American VoicesNew Stories from the Midwest 2016, and 40 Years of CutBank, and have won the 2014 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, the 2010 Nelson Algren Award, and the 2009 James Jones Fiction Contest. His first book, Red Light Run, was published by Scribner in 2017. He holds an M.A. in English from the University of Montana and an M.F.A. in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Augustus Rose

Augustus Rose grew up in Bolinas, California, and later moved to San Francisco. For many years he kept himself afloat through a series of bookstore jobs, where he found and collected books on cults, subcultures, urban exploration, speculative science, metaphysics, alchemy, conspiracy theories, subversive or underground art movements, and, of course, Marcel Duchamp. All stuff that later became both the center and the background noise of his debut novel The Readymade Thief, forthcoming from Viking in August 2017. His screenplay Far From Cool was a finalist for the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowship. He lives in Chicago with his wife, the novelist Nami Mun, and their son. He teaches fiction writing at University of Chicago.